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Engage with TxDLA for NDLW to Promote Distance Learning

National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), November 9-13, 2020 was created to generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Military, while recognizing leaders and best practices in the field. The goal of the week is for colleges, schools, corporations, agencies and other organizations to conduct local events during NDLW to celebrate and promote the field of online learning.

Plan to  join us in celebrating NDLW in a BIG WAY!

Attend one or more webinars offered!
TxDLA and USDLA are offering webinars during NDLW Week on a variety of topics!

View the USDLA schedule.

TxDLA Webinars
November 10, My Normal +1: Manageable Microchanges that Move Us
11:30am-12:30pm CST

November 12, Using Multimedia to Enhance the Syllabus & Improve Student Engagement
11:30am-12:30pm CST

Join Our Facebook Group and Discuss Ideas!
TxDLA created this group to share your ideas about promoting NDLW at your organization. This is a great place to get new ideas and discuss with other professionals! You'll need to request to join the group, and be approved, before you can post and share your ideas.

Save on TxDLA 2021 Conference Registration
Register for the 2021 TxDLA Virtual Conference Full Registration at a special discounted rate of $210 ($25 off) if you register during National Distance Learning Week (November 9-13). To register, select the “Full Registration (NDLW Special), $210”.

TxDLA's Featured Webinars

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CST

My Normal +1: Manageable Microchanges that Move Us
  • Jessica Handley Instructional Designer University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; and George Handley Instructional Designer University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the rate of expected change we experience on a daily basis, especially during this pandemic. How are we to move forward when we feel stuck? Join us as we discuss how a +1 strategy can help propel us into a critical innovative mindset.

Thursday, Nov. 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CST

Using Multimedia to Enhance the Syllabus & Improve Student Engagement
  • Laura Brown Texas Woman's University; and Kelli Brizzolara Assistant Professor Texas Woman's University
  • We all know the jokes about students never reading the syllabus, but how can we change the stigma? How can we get the important information across to students in a way that they will read it, but still meet the requirements of our departments?

i2i Technologies' Webinar

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Sharpening our 20/20 Vision: An Uncertain Path to a Future Wonderland
  • Ken Conn, Director of Partnerships and Collaboration
    and Roxanne Glaser, Director of Marketing and Learning
  • How do we continue to move forward when we feel like we're stuck in limbo? Join the innovative i2i Technologies team of Roxanne and Ken as we unpack that question together. We will peer through the looking glass of video communications by exploring structured choice, building community virtually, and if good enough is still good enough. Let's gain some clarity and identify a way to keep moving. We can do this together! This session is open to anyone and will be accessible from our website by clicking on the link below.

Your National Distance Learning Week Ideas

  • Setup an organization/school portal announcement and special banner
  • Post written or video appreciation by principal/VP/provost and list of activities
  • Create informational pages for faculty or staff
  • Create student videos of their favorite place to study posted online
  • Highlight collections for online learning and open up for recommendations
  • Host a party for non-traditional leaners with snacks, cake, coffee, etc. one day during the week
  • Post and promote TxDLA/USDLA’s webinars and support resources
  • (include TxDLA membership, conference and accessibility course flyers)
  • Host a number of free webinars by various colleges and departments across the university. – sample from Penn State
  • Host a gala
  • Virtual 5K Dash
  • Hold Challenges
  • Host face-to-face workshops